To sustain an environment of effective academic advising for undergraduate students in the College in order to support VCU being a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high-quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global environment. More specifically, to provide resources to improve the student to advisor ratio in the Chemistry and Physics programs in order to improve student engagement through effective academic advising, while supporting the identified metrics of graduation rates and retention.
1.Provide academic advising services to assigned students:
Advise students regarding: departmental, College, and University policies and procedures; programs of study; and the development of appropriate academic plans.
Write letters of recommendation and letters of support for student appeals.
Assist students in identifying their interests, abilities, skills and academic goals and in making decisions regarding their academic career.
Introduce students to opportunities that will enrich their academic experience, facilitate their academic and personal development, and support their educational success.
Teach students how to manage the college experience, navigate the University, make informed decisions, and assume responsibility for their academic success.
Identify and assist struggling or at-risk students.
Make appropriate referrals to other university resources.
Assist students in the online graduation checkout.
Participate in and provide feedback on training and professional development activities. 2.Collaborate with university partners on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention:
Participate in recruitment activities, programs, and initiatives (e.g., Open House, Preview Day).
Provide advising services to students during New Student Orientation.
Support departmental and University retention initiatives.
Contact continuing students who do not register for classes. 3.Maintain accurate and confidential records of student information, including advising interactions:
Document all advising interactions with students.
Maintain training on policies including Title IX and FERPA.
Maintain accurate and confidential records on students. 4.Monitor student progression in degree program and establish advising checkpoints:
Use the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) advising platform to establish targeted student populations for more intensive advising.
Use DegreeWorks to determine student's progress in completing degree requirements.
Meet all assigned advisees at least once a semester.
A minimum of one year of professional experience in a college or university setting.
Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Master's degree in the discipline (chemistry; physics; physical science).
Demonstrated experience providing academic, career, or individualized counseling in higher education.
Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.
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